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Thermometer symbol comes on after use of air conditioner for

Customer Question

Thermometer symbol comes on after use of air conditioner for a while, but the temp gauge shows normal. When this symbol comes on the car makes a very screechy noise and it starts to slow down.
JA: Have you checked the Freon level?
Customer: NO. But I do turn off the air conditioner, but it still does the above. Once I pull over for say a half hr., and provided I do not turn on the air conditioner I can drive for days with no issues.
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2009 SXT
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing at all. I would fix it myself if something simple. Otherwise, to the shop it goes. Just very strange in the way it behaves. I can drive for weeks with no issues, as long as I don't use the air conditioner for a long time.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That's it
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer. That thermometer indicator is the transmission overheat indicator. When was the last time that you had the transmission serviced?

Chris